This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: raseeh Surnames: Speers Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.speers/145.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: The Rollo Speers 'book' is available for download. As I recall not much on Ireland. The problem in general for going back to Ireland pre 1850 is that little census data exists. I would be very skeptical about people who claim they have common ancestors with you unless there is some documentary evidence. The farther back the more tenuous the links. Some claim back to Scotland then to royalty on the Orkeney's. As you Americans might say, "Be from Missouri" Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.